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    Democrats Pay Union Members to Protest World War II Vets

    It appears that the Obama administration is violating the First Rule of Holes. Yesterday the administration looked awful when it “closed” and barricaded the World War II memorial on the Mall. The memorial is, by its nature, open. There is nothing to close.

    And the administration knows that every day, tour groups consisting of WWII vets, now mostly in their late 80s or early 90s, come to Washington to visit the memorial. So the administration couldn’t resist closing the WWII memorial by putting up barricades, as part of their effort to dramatize how terrible the government “shutdown” is.


    Yesterday, as we noted here, the administration suffered a public relations disaster when a group of elderly vets from Mississippi, aided by one or more Republican Congressmen, pushed the barriers aside and visited the memorial. But the administration was still undeterred: a park service employee threatened to arrest any vets who may try to visit the WWII memorial in the future, while the shutdown is in effect.


    The best thing the Obama administration could do is quietly remove the barricades around the memorial and forget the whole thing. But no: it happened again today. Fortunately, PJ Media was on hand to record the action:

    The same scene was reenacted again today as two Honor Flights from Missouri and Chicago arrived in prearranged visits. These Honor Flights were met by hundreds of ordinary citizens and about a dozen members of Congress, who once again crashed the barricades to let the veterans into the WW2 Memorial.

    After about an hour, about 20 SEIU protesters arrived on the scene chanting “Boehner, get us back to work” and claiming they were federal employees furloughed because of the shutdown.
    WWII veterans visiting the memorial that was erected in their honor vs. paid SEIU protesters: great optics for the Obama administration! But it gets worse. The protesters claimed to be furloughed federal employees:

    In the video below these protesters were marching towards the press gaggle and I was asking them to show their federal IDs to prove they were in fact federal workers. No one wore their federal ID and none would provide it to prove their claim.


    Then, remarkably, a guy carrying a sign passed by wearing a McDonald’s employee shirt, which I noted. I then began asking them how much they had been paid to protest, at which point the guy wearing the McDonald’s shirt came back and admitted he had been paid $15 to attend the protest.
    Here is the video. As you watch it, try to imagine what public relations genius in the Obama administration thought that this would play well for the president and Harry Reid:



    You can’t make this stuff up: World War II veterans come to Washington to see their monument, and the Obama administration tries to block them by putting up barricades. When that blunder starts getting media attention, the administration doubles down by paying union members $15 to march around, waving signs and protesting–as though that were a sure-fire way to generate sympathy for the nonessential federal employees who are getting the day off.
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    Just when you think the O administration can't get any sleazier, they do. What a contrast with the honorable WWII vets, who probably won't take any crap from those creeps.

    I hope the rest of the US is as disgusted as we are.
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    The McDonald's worker might of been out of work due to the shutdown. He worked at the McDonald's inside the Smithsonian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    The McDonald's worker might of been out of work due to the shutdown. He worked at the McDonald's inside the Smithsonian.
    He was still paid to protest. And if true, then he was the only one, because none of them had federal IDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    The McDonald's worker might of been out of work due to the shutdown. He worked at the McDonald's inside the Smithsonian.
    Which is a head scratcher considering the Smithsonian gets about 80% of their funding through private donations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Which is a head scratcher considering the Smithsonian gets about 80% of their funding through private donations.
    A number of privately funded entities on federal land have been Barack-caded since the shutdown began, even though there is no cost to the federal government in their operations. Tge WWII Memorial is only the most obvious example. This is pure spite on the part of Obama and the Democrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    He was still paid to protest. And if true, then he was the only one, because none of them had federal IDs.

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    Everyone gets paid for picket duty. A lot of times the people are not even union members. It's still disgraceful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    Everyone gets paid for picket duty. A lot of times the people are not even union members. It's still disgraceful.
    Just paying protesters is dishonest and hypocritical, but so is allowing a criminal cartel to monopolize a commodity like labor under the guise of unions.

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